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Document ID (ISN)108167
CIS number 08-556
Year 2006
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 448
Author(s) Brownless G., Paterson J.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Complex and contentious risk based decision-making in the field of health, safety and the environment: Comparative analysis of two UK examples
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2006. xii, 55p. Illus. 13 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract HSE's Risk Policy Unit assisted by the Health and Safety Laboratory and several other partners submitted a proposal to the European Commission to study innovative processes in the governance of hazardous activities in the chemical and nuclear industries. Nine cases were studied and used as the basis for identifying the key features of innovative governance systems. This report aims presents the two United Kingdom case studies in detail.
Descriptors (primary) reactors; chemical industry; plant safety and health organization; hazard evaluation; offshore oil extraction; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; legal aspects; case study; report; responsibilities; disposal of radioactive waste; role of government; cooperation; European Union
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Chemical industry
Petroleum and natural gas industry